MarkDaSpark


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cheron98 wrote:But if you posted it up regularly, it would no longer be random... and you'd have to change the title to "Regular Ramblings..."



Or Dueling Ramblings .....


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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cheron98


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Or Dueling Ramblings .....



I like it, but it loses the alliteration effect at that point. Dueling Dissertations?

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bhodilee


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clues?

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

wootvirgin69


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ScottHarveyWines wrote:What's the wineries name, I'll go on the website and see if I can order some. I would love to try it.


Sure, it's a small winery named Willowcroft (http://www.willowcroftwine.com/). The Riesling (blend) is spectacular.

ScottHarveyWines wrote: I suggested maybe making some Gewurztraminer, and my wife, the one that has to sell all this wine, gave me a pretty cold stare.


BLASPHEMY!! Leave her now! JK...she does sell your wine, after all. Gewurzt is one of my absolute favorite varietals, but it's hard to find really good ones out there. And someone in this thread mentioned a late harvest Gewurzt?! I immediately started drooling...Pavlov would be proud.

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Where's the rats?

cole103 received the Dry, did I miss the post?
notfromtexas had FedEx issues, any luck today?

There should be a 4th rat out there somewhere, too... Running out of time...

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bhodilee wrote:clues?



It ain't wine.

bhodilee


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Winedavid39 wrote:It ain't wine.



Is it bigger than a breadbox?

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

cheron98


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Winedavid39 wrote:It ain't wine.



Oh noes.... that means I might have to buy it. Cuz I'm not allowed to buy WINE right now. But non-wine? Yikes...

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All -

In this NY Times article, they mention Frog's Leap and Corison (and Niebam Coppola) as wineries making more subtle Cabs in Napa. Good read - and memories of the tour.

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Winedavid39 wrote:It ain't wine.



OK, I guess it is not wine.

MarkDaSpark


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Winedavid39 wrote:It ain't wine.



Karnak says ..... Cheese tonight!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Karnak says ..... Cheese tonight!



Although, it could be Saké ....


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bhodilee wrote:Is it bigger than a breadbox?



If it's a 50+ bottle wine cave, I predict the fastest sellout in w.w history...

/glaring at bottles lying (laying?) around my house

edit- Labrat please? ;)

bkarney


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Winedavid39 wrote:It ain't wine.


EVOO, please!? My BV is kicking some serious butt in my kitchen but it needs a friend!

CT

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Although, it could be Saké ....



doubtful since sake is rice wine. I could go for some of those flavored wafers right about now.

CT
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Lab Rat reporting on the V. Sattui Reisling 2007 Dry

This was difficult because the wine seemed to have a Jeckyl/Hyde reaction to temperature, so I will break it into 2 sections:

45 Degrees
Color: Pale yellow with a slight greenish cast, sparkling clear
Aroma: Delicate, low intensity: apples, pears, maybe lychees
Flavor: Off dry, crisp with excellent balance, light body, flavor started with apples and developed to peaches, medium finish
Overall: Wonderful off-dry aperitif, almost a shame to have with a meal.

55 Degrees
Color: Pale yellow with a slight greenish cast, sparkling clear
Aroma: Wonderful soft pear/peach/pineapple, much stronger than the cooler glass
Flavor: Soft pear/peach with a tart jolt on the finish, not nearly as pleasant as the cooler glass
Overall: Incredible nose, flavor got flabby, out of balance

IMHO I would chill a bottle, open, pour a glass to sit out and warm, then have a glass of the cold for the taste while passing and smelling the warmer stuff. I arrived at this conclusion after my GF accused me of switching wines on her---she let hers sit and warm---it tasted completely different than my freshly refilled glass ;-)

Foods: Needs something delicate--Brie was great, Red Flame grapes great, smoked salmon was super, Boiled shrimp OK, Hunan Shrimp was a poor match, I would beware of spicy food.

Overall, this is a wonderful, delicate, complex wine, off-dry imho, great balance, good alone or with a pretty good range of hor douvres. I would keep it cold (40-45) for drinking, but when warmed (55) it has an incredible nose. The best Reisling I've ever had and well worth this price and more.

Thanks again WD and all the winewoot staff for this labrat opportunity.

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InShadows wrote:doubtful since sake is rice wine. I could go for some of those flavored wafers right about now.



Mmmm good call, and waay overdue

CT

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bkarney wrote:Mmmm good call, and waay overdue



Those were always side deals.

Juvie: 30+24+4; Sellout: 6+7+0
Rags: 3+2+3
Drunk: 69+94+15 wine, 20+29+4 non-wine
Rugrat: 0+0+0; Refunded: 2+3+1
(as of 2011-03-02)

cheron98


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cole103 wrote:Lab Rat reporting on the V. Sattui Reisling 2007 Dry



Thanks, you've been packed!

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A couple of offering ago I was delighted to get some insight into the wine descriptor "fruit bomb". I am wondering if I can press my luck and inquire what the term "flabby" translates to as pertains to wine?

Thanks in advance

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bhodilee wrote:Is it bigger than a breadbox?



No, and it ain't food neither.

dnasquesttoblack3000


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Winedavid39 wrote:No, and it ain't food neither.



does it come in a beer bottle?

the quest:

1. humbug 2. GV's book 3. Wellington 3+mystery (X2) 4. woot norse thingy with funny bottle (X2) 5. va made me buy gundlach, 6. your mumm 7. willy nilly pinots 8. emergency woot wine 9. fake gunbun, 10. ty field 11. tryasipo'dis

bhodilee


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Winedavid39 wrote:No, and it ain't food neither.



is it a breadbox? DW wants one of those, which is funny as we never have bread in the house.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

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dnasquesttoblack3000 wrote:does it come in a beer bottle?



is not consumed by the mouth.

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dnasquesttoblack3000 wrote:does it come in a beer bottle?



L.OL we wish, but nice try

hopefully EVOO or BV ... not another poster or book or decanter

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"Life's too short for bad coffee, bad chocolate, and bad wine"

bhodilee


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Winedavid39 wrote:is not consumed by the mouth.



So it's a suppository?

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Winedavid39 wrote:is not consumed by the mouth.



Ah, my bank account may be saved after all. I was favoring (dreading) olive oil to go with the balsamic.

cocaine.woot?




bkarney


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bhodilee wrote:So it's a suppository?



wasn't that the last item of the last woot-off?
EDIT: 2nd to last

CT

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Winedavid39 wrote:No, and it ain't food neither.



Are RPM Tourists morally obligated to buy it?

CT | | | | | |

dnasquesttoblack3000


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tkastorff wrote:L.OL we wish, but nice try

hopefully EVOO or BV ... not another poster or book or decanter



what's evoo and bv?


the quest:

1. humbug 2. GV's book 3. Wellington 3+mystery (X2) 4. woot norse thingy with funny bottle (X2) 5. va made me buy gundlach, 6. your mumm 7. willy nilly pinots 8. emergency woot wine 9. fake gunbun, 10. ty field 11. tryasipo'dis

MarkDaSpark


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bhodilee wrote:So it's a suppository?



Maybe WD watches South Park too much?

Or it could be the Wine Tasting Wheel from UC Davis? Would love to get that one. And it's smaller than a breadbox.


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dnasquesttoblack3000 wrote:what's evoo and bv?



extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, respectively

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tkastorff


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yep, missed that damn last BV! so pissed

got my Wellington today, will try the mystery bottle tonight or tomorrow night, yeee haw

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iceeblue7 wrote:A couple of offering ago I was delighted to get some insight into the wine descriptor "fruit bomb". I am wondering if I can press my luck and inquire what the term "flabby" translates to as pertains to wine?

Thanks in advance



Wines that are out of balance due to insufficient acidity

oppsie


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bhodilee wrote:So it's a suppository?


Monday's offering: worst toilet in Scotland. I hear this is an excellent pairing.

bhodilee


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oppsie wrote:Monday's offering: worst toilet in Scotland. I hear this is an excellent pairing.



its like you live in my head. Must be fairly uncomfortable.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

oppsie


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bhodilee wrote:its like you live in my head. Must be fairly uncomfortable.


Actually your head is quite big. Also roomy.

bhodilee


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oppsie wrote:Actually your head is quite big. Also roomy.



Yes, well thank you for reminding me of that particular childhood trauma, may I send the therapy bill to you directly?

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

eric9tx


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bhodilee wrote:Yes, well thank you for reminding me of that particular childhood trauma, may I send the therapy bill to you directly?



Don't worry, oppsie. He'll cry himself to sleep tonight on his huge pillow.

213 wooted bottles

I saw this wino, he was eating grapes. I was like, "Dude, you have to wait." - Mitch Hedberg

last wine.woots: S.Harvey Trio x2, Krupp, TyC, Wellington Zin vert, Twisted trio, WootCellars Triacipedis x2, Helix, Madison, InZin trio x2, Wellington Victory, (aw crap... I need to update this)
CT

bhodilee


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eric9tx wrote:Don't worry, oppsie. He'll cry himself to sleep tonight on his huge pillow.



another classic movie! Heed, move now

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)